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Letter to the editor: Rely on your words, not graphics

Angelica Wallingford

April 21, 2015

Dear Editor: Regarding the debate on emojis. I have a nice solution. Simply do not utilize the damn things. I'm not so old that I am totally out of the loop with current technology and social media, but boy I certainly think it has contributed to a general dumbing-down of the younger generation. All I have to do is sit for a spell in the cafeteria and eavesdrop on the level of...

Illustration by Edgar Inda.

Pro: Emoji-nius ways for Apple to insert cultural diversity

March 24, 2015

Apple users can now test beta iOS 8.3, which has prompted some raised eyebrows about the 300 new emojis with five new racially diverse skin tones. The...

Con: Diverse emojis will cause issues for Apple users

Cherelle Roberts

March 24, 2015

This spring, Apple will be releasing new, racially diverse emojis. After previewing these new emoticons, I could not help but notice issues that I feel will receive negative feedback. The idea of trying to create diversity within the world of technology is ridiculous. No one will ever be satisfied. Apple stated that its intention is to “update the standard so that it b...

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